Wine region: Bela krajina
Variety: 100% blue frankish
Maturation: 12 months in barrique barrels
Vrbanjka is our flagship wine, 100% Blaufränkisch selected from the mid-slope of our Plešivica terroir, where the marly soil is the stoniest and the shallowest giving depth, complexity and elegance to the wine. A real “Cru” and a true expression of what’s the best terroirs of Bela Krajina region can offer.
On the nose we can detect aromas of dark fruit, especially ripe blueberries and blackberries, but we also find dried herbs, floral aromas and the characteristic spiciness and aromas of white pepper. The wine tastes full, ripe but at the same time still fresh, complex, with a good amount of already completely soft silky tannins. This is a wine made for long aging. Drink between 2020 and 2028.
Single vineyard wine. Grapes for this wine are harvested only from the steepest part of the vineyard, where the growth is regulated by poor, dry stony/marly soils with high proportion of limestone. Poor growing conditions results in small berries, small bunches and low yields what in turn brings concentration and complexity to the wines. Grapes are hand harvested in 15 kg crates, destemmed and whole berry fermented in open vats with 25 days of skin contact. After pressing into stainless steel tank to ensure that ferments are dry and to perform malolactic fermentation, the wine is kept in a second fill French oak barrique barrels and 500 l barrels for 12 months. Wine is not filtered nor fined.